MAXIMUM BENEFIT RATE FOR 2024 RAISED TO $1,094.00
On January 1, 2024, the maximum weekly indemnity benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $1,094.00.
This amount will apply to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2024. The new figure, $1,094.00, represents one hundred percent of the state-wide average weekly wage (rounded to the nearest dollar) as determined by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court using the statutorily-mandated formula. Neb. Rev. Stat. §§48-121.01 and 48-121.02. While the maximum weekly benefit rate has increased, the minimum weekly benefit rate of $49.00 remains unchanged.